Lieutenant Paul Erik Perlt

Lieutenant Paul Erik Perlt

United States Coast Guard Office of Law Enforcement, U.S. Government

End of Watch Friday, August 24, 1990

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Paul Erik Perlt

Lieutenant Paul Perlt, Petty Officer Matthew Baker, Lieutenant Duane Stenbak, and Lieutenant Craig Lerner were killed in an airplane accident while conducting a drug surveillance operation in the Caribbean.

The Grumman E2C Hawkeye experienced a wing fire and crashed as the pilot attempted to land at U.S. Naval Air Station, Roosevelt Roads, Puerto Rico.

Lieutenant Perlt had served with the United States Coast Guard for five years. He was survived by his wife and child.

Bio

  • Age 27
  • Tour 5 years
  • Badge Not available
  • Military Veteran

Incident Details

  • Cause Aircraft accident
  • Location Puerto Rico

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Rest in Peace guys. It was a pleasure serving with you and I think of you everyday.

LT John O’Leary
United States Coast Guard (Retired)

July 31, 2020

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